The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical hits the stage live at Taft Theatre on November 16. 

When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggle to rediscover Christmas spirit, he’s got to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts. This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.


The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical opens with a friendly Elf on the Shelf named Tater Tot speaking directly to the audience. Tater Tot invites the audience into the story of how he got his adoptive family, and the scene transitions to the magical world of Santa’s North Pole. It’s Scout Elf School graduation day, and Tater Tot and his Scout Elf friends prepare for their big moment… when they’ll get their family assignments. They’re all sure Tater Tot will get the best one. After all, he’s the “Scoutedictorian” of his class! But Tater Tot soon discovers he’s been assigned a fractured family who’s suffered a major loss and is struggling to reconnect and piece their holiday traditions back together. Tater Tot calls upon all he’s learned to bring his family together, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Meanwhile, his Scout Elf friends are also having problems with their adoptive families, as they too need to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. When Elf Joe, Santa’s second in command, announces that the state of the world’s Christmas Spirit is so dangerously low that Santa’s magic and all of Christmas hang in the balance, the Scout Elves must work with their families to rediscover faith, hope and love.

Filled with equal parts humor and heart, The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical delights audiences of all ages, leaving toes tapping and hearts singing long past their time at the theatre.

Taft Theatre is located at 317 East 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.  For more information about The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical or to buy tickets, visit their website here.

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